Monday, October 29, 2012

Lovely Sunset

Hi everyone,

First of all, my thoughts are with those on the east coast of the US and Canada, who are having to deal with Hurricane Sandy.  I hope that everyone is safe, and the storm passes through quickly without any devastation. 

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On to today's card ...

This card is for a very special 9-1-1- operator who helped save my husband's life four weeks ago.  I didn't get a chance to thank him that night, so I'm sending a card to let him know we are eternally grateful.

I used my favorite stamp set from Stampin' Up! ... Lovely as a Tree.  I never get tired of using this set.  It's so versatile and so ... ummmm ... lovely! :)

I used the sketch from this week's Less Is More Challenge (LIM#91) to create a fall scene of trees and a sunset.  (I turned the sketch on it's side.)  I have always loved triptych cards and am really happy with how this turned out.  Hope you like too!

"Lovely Sunset"



Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree (SU!); Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges, and adhesives



I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to create the row of trees first.  Then I sponged on the other colors before dividing the panel into three.  Quick and easy card that has a lot of punch because of the bold colors of the sunset.



21 comments:

  1. Lovely as a tree is my favorite stamp set as well! Beautiful Card :)

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  2. This is stunning and such a peaceful scene.

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  3. It's a beautiful card, Loll, and I'm sure it will be much appreciated by the 9-1-1 operator. It is so great that you are making cards for everyone who helped out.

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  4. You have created such a gorgeous scene with your beautiful sponging. That grass looks like a rolling meadow...truly lovely! This is one of my favorite sets, and I love what you've done with it.

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  5. Beautiful work, Loll. Am so glad you are back creating. Blessings on those who helped you ( I too am concerned about those in the East)and I am glad your DH is doing well.

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  6. LOVE this gorgeous, beautiful card!!! What a blessing that 911 operator was able to help and get help to your husband! I know this card will be a true gift of gratitude and will mean so much to him! Your background is phenominal!!!! Makes me so happy to see the wonderful colors and how your scene is so serene and fantastic!!!

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  7. Oh my! This is so beautiful. I love triptych cards as well, and yours is just stunning. ann y.

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  8. This is such a beautiful card :)Fabulous stamping :) xx

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  9. Gorgeous card Loll - it's one of my favourite sets as well. Love the colours you've used.

    Karen x

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  10. This looks great Loll, great inking!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  11. great work! I love the colors!

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  12. It's just beautiful Loll. So peaceful. Hope your husband is doing well. It's so sweet of you to make cards for all the folks that touched you lives during this stressful situation.

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  13. Beautiful card, Loll. I'm sure the 911 operator will appreciate this.

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  14. Stunning card Loll,love the scene you've created and how nice to personally thank the people instrumental in helping your husband through the trauma! So glad he is progressing and just realised I hadn't followed your blog so I've rectified that at once:)
    Val x

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  15. Gorgeous, Loll! A very peaceful scene!

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  16. What a gorgeous scene you created Loll! The grass is done to perfection, and so is the sky. This looks great in triptych form, too.

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  17. Smashing, a real piece of art.

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  18. Wow! A great scenary you have created on your card! A great interpretation of the sketch.
    Eva

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  19. Wow what a fabulous card Loll, I love it :) Viv xx

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  20. Really beautiful, Loll. The inking and colours are just lovely. Sue x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)